The Nokia 3 series has consistently been a very good entry level option for users. When Nokia announced the Nokia 3.4, I was naturally looking forward to seeing what the upgrade brought to the table. And I was more than happy with what I saw. Here is my first impression of the Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4 comes with a 6.39-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Nokia 3.4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Nokia 3.4 runs Android 10 and is powered by a 4000mAh battery. The design has a definite flair to it. As always the Nokia design team deserves all the kudos that it gets when there is a new device. The solid battery is a very big plus for the users. We will get into full details in the final review coming up soon.
Holding the phone in hand does give a comfy and nice feel to you. The phone feels solid and good. The camera assembly and the fingerprint scanner right in the middle of the rear side. The left side of the phone has a dedicated Google Assistant button and the right has a volume rocker and a power button. The front display panel has a punch-hole camera and hence more screen real estate. The phone has a Type-C socket in the bottom for the charger and data connectivity. The symmetric arrangement of the camera assembly and the physical fingerprint scanner give the rear side a very refined look. The rear is sporting a matte finish and it grips very well.
In the camera front, the Nokia 3.4 on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera and a second 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. The front camera is a punch-hole assembly and hence does away with the ugly notch. I am looking forward to reviewing the camera in detail soon.
Nokia 3.4 runs on Android 10 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Nokia 3.4 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. Both the SIM cards support VoLTE. The Nokia 3.4 measures 160.97 x 75.99 x 8.70mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 180.00 grams. It has been launched in Charcoal, Dusk, and Fjord colours. So you get plain Android and assured updates. The dimensions and weight make it a comfortable hold. We will talk more about all these in the full review.
When it comes to Connectivity options, the Nokia 3.4 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, USB Type-C, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 3.4 supports face unlock. As a whole package, the Nokia 3.4 sure looks all round and interesting. More details will be in the full review that is coming up.
As far as first impressions go, the Nokia 3.4 looks like a good entry level device with a great screen and solid battery. We will explore it in detail in the full review.